With winter upon us, it's hard to argue that a well insulated home is a bad thing. However, new research has found that the more insulated a home is, the more likely its residents could suffer from an asthmatic attack or even devolve the respiratory conditions in the first place. So what's going on here?
Mars is home to the largest known canyon system in our solar system, and while the jury is still out on what exactly formed these canyons - be it water or lava - we do finally know what helped form the unusually hilly geological formations that can be found in their depths.
When you see a bird beak, you may think it an adequate alternative to the good old pearly whites, but fossil records tell us that this wasn't always the case. Some birds ancestors boasted an unusual marriage between teeth and beak-like jaws. So when exactly did our avian friends lose their chompers for good? A new study investigates.
Researchers have determined that crocodilians mutate at a remarkably slow rate, providing a potential explanation for why these creatures are so much more like their prehistoric ancestors compared to most other creatures.
Researcher have determined how birds accurately determine the direction of a sound, even when they do not have the complex external ear structures that most mammals, humans included, boast.
A number of holidays are nearly upon us, and you neighborhood is likely looking a lot brighter at night. Little did you know that up above, the Universe has brightened as well. That's because a pair of Galaxies about 130 million light years away just had a get-together, producing some of the most concentrated super-bright X-ray light emissions ever seen.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five adults in the United States regularly drinks alcohol to help them fall asleep, whether that be a cold beer, a glass of wine, or something stronger. However, new research has shown that this is actually a bad idea, as alcohol right before bed may interfere with the brain's built-in system for regulating sleep.
You may not believe it, but the drab grey bird you see above is born a master of disguise, capable of tricking predators into thinking that it's a massive and vibrantly colored toxic caterpillar with little effort.
A study of the massive and beautiful Californian sheephead fish has revealed some startling consequences of fishing, where removing the largest of these creatures from the kelp forests they call home can actually harm the region itself, with the kelp suffering from a decline seemingly born of grief for their captured friends.
Do you remember your first game of catch? It may be easy now, but guessing where the ball was headed and getting your hand in its path was something you had to learn. It turns out that this isn't so for dragonflies, who appear to be born with the ability to predict the flight path of their prey.
Potatoes, often laden with butter, sour cream, cheese, or bacon, are likely the last thing you'd think to eat when dieting. However, new research has revealed that raw potato extract may be able to reduce weight gain to a surprising extent, especially with a diet that is high in fat and carbohydrates.
Worried that those towering wind turbines in the distance are hurting your skyline, and thus your property value? You shouldn't. New market research has revealed that wind farms have no effect on property values of nearby homes or farms at all.
Researchers have developed a new way to analyze DNA found in ancient parchments, allowing them to learn more about the domesticated plants and animals they were made from.
Ocean acidification: a direct result of rising carbon levels that we know is bad for tropical corals all over the world, leading to serious bleaching and colony degradation. However, now all corals are going to take this abuse sitting down. New research has revealed that Caribbean gorgonian corals may be highly resistant to ocean acidification, shrugging off the same conditions that are damaging other reefs.
This isn't exactly the first time that something poisonous has been used for health purposes, but when researchers say that the cornerstone for toxicity in poison mushrooms can also make a host of zero side effect drugs, it's bound to raise some eyebrows.